Open optional courses
What is an Open Optional Course (OOC)?
Open optional courses (OOC’s) are an old HSE tradition going back more than 10 years. Each academic year, the university offers courses on various topics and of various lengths, from purely theoretical courses to workshops by renowned professionals.
An open optional course is designed not only to give knowledge, but to create a certain view of the world and to produce additional competencies required for further professional work.
Open optional courses are available for all HSE students, staff members and any interested individuals. OOC’s represent a wide range of recent studies in economics and management, technology and natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Most courses are taught in Russian, but there is also a number of English-taught courses.
Open optional courses are taught online.
Who can sign up for an OOC?
Every HSE student can sign up for an open optional course. An open optional course is studied outside the core educational programme.
According to Regulations on Planning and Organizing Electives and Optional Courses under Core Degree Programmes at National Research University Higher School of Economics “pt.7.1.21 Unsatisfactory grades, given to students under open optional courses, shall not be deemed as academic failure”.
All OOCs are available for HSE students free of charge.
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